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The Sick Puppies rose to everyone's attention in 2006 when their video and song All the Same was first uploaded to YouTube. The video was in support of the Free Hugs Campaign, which was launched in Sydney, and has received over 40 million views on the site ever since. This initial success was followed by Dressed Up as Life in 2007, which entered the Billboard 200 at number 181. The third Sick Puppies studio album was released in 2008 and is titled Tri-Polar.
Originally formed in 1997, Sick Puppies is an Australian alternative rock band from Sydney, and now comprised of vocalist and guitarist Shimon Moore, bassist Emma Anzai and drummer Mark Goodwin; formed by Moore and Anzai in the music room of Mosman High School, where the pair connected because of their shared love for the music of Silverchair.
Initially, with Shimon on drums and Emma on guitars, the duo would often meet in their high school band room to play Green Day, Rage Against the Machine and Silverchair songs, but eventually felt the urge to write their own material. It was soon thereafter, when Chris Mileski joined the band to play drums, that the trio labeled themselves the Sick Puppies. Moore came up with the Sick Puppies name after consulting with his father and noticing a large number of people reading the book Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen. It was then that Anzai took up a job as a telemarketer and Shimon took a job holding a sandwich board in the Pitt Street Mall; with a combination of their own money and some financial help from Shimon's father, the Sick Puppies released their debut EP, Dog's Breakfast.
In 2001, Sick Puppies released their first studio album, Welcome to the Real World, which was a hit and opened the door to the band winning the annual Triple J Unearthed band competition in Australia. Winning the contest also led to a management deal with Paul Stepanek Management, and since Chris Mileski was unable to leave Australia, he was eventually replaced by current Sick Puppies drummer Mark Goodwin.
In 2007 the Sick Puppies released their second studio album, Dressed Up As Life – their first on a major label. Dressed Up As Life featured the band's breakout single All the Same, which reached number eight on the U.S. Modern Rock chart, and was also featured as the soundtrack for the Free Hugs Campaign video which won YouTube's Video of the Year award in 2006. They followed up the debut with the single My World, which peaked at number twenty.
The Sick Puppies returned to the recording studio in December of 2008 to write, record, and produce their next studio album, Tri-Polar, which was released on July 14, 2009. The Sick Puppies have also become fan favorites for broadcasting their in-studio rehearsals, and answering fan questions live, on the website ustream.tv on a regularly scheduled basis. The band has also written a song the Capcom video game Street Fighter IV; the song is called Street Fighter (War) and has only been used in the advertisements and promotion for the game.
Street Fighter (War) has also reached the top 40 on the iTunes top rock songs, and was used in the video played while introducing the players during the Washington Capitals' 2009 Stanley Cup playoff run. Additionally, the Sick Puppies' first Tri-Polar single, You're Going Down, was used as the theme song for the World Wrestling Entertainment's pay-per-view event, Extreme Rules, in June 2009.
With their current 2009 tour in full swing, you best run out and get your tickets, because the Sick Puppies are one hot alternative rock band that shouldn't be missed.